British Baptist Core Values


In 1998, the Baptist Union of Great Britain issued a statement setting out the 5 Core Values which it believed should characterise Baptists as they seek to be a Gospel people. These 5 Core Values are:


A Prophetic Community: Following Jesus in....
  • Confronting evil, injustice, and hypocrisy.
  • Challenging worldly concepts of power, wealth, status, and security.

An Inclusive Community: Following Jesus in....
  • Transcending barriers of gender, language, race, class, age and culture.
  • Identifying with those who are rejected, deprived, and powerless.

A Sacrificial Community: Following Jesus in....
  • Accepting vulnerability and the necessity of sacrifice.
  • Seeking to reflect the generous life-giving nature of God.

A Missionary Community: Following Jesus in....
  • Demonstrating in word and action God's forgiving and healing love.
  • Calling and enabling people to experience the love of God for themselves.

A Worshipping Community: Following Jesus in....
  • Engaging in worship and prayer which inspire and undergird all we do and are.
  • Exploring and expressing what it means to live together as the people of God, obeying his Word and following Christ in the whole of daily life.

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